FJR1300 Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Putts, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    I have smaller hands also, being I'm a girl, and this is the one thing so far that I am not a fan of. It just seems that the levers are so hard to pull. Isn't there a set called EZ-pull or something like that?

    Also, do these come closer than the original adjustable ones? I have them on the smallest (distance wise) setting and they still seem far.

    Thanks
  2. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Don't know about EZ-pulls. My guess (haven't had a chance to ride with the new ones yet, just sat on it) is that it's as if you have 1.5-2 more "clicks" closer. I can tell that the leverage is better though. I had read that on the 2006 & 2007 models, you have to be cautious to not get the lever too close, due to the throw not being enough to get full clutch disengagement, so I'll watch that.
  3. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Yes, they adjust closer than the stock levers but be aware of the condition dmac57 mentioned. Mine is an 05 and I haven't noticed it.

    I bought mine in the Galaxy Blue color with black adjusters. :D
  4. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Got my seal-mate today, cleaning the seals tomorrow. One silly question...how the heck do I get the dust seals up?
  5. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    nevermind....job is done:clap
  6. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Not sure wut vintage yer FJR is, but there are sum "work arounds" ta make shit mor comfortable for ya.
    I have an '07, and even though I have strong manly hands, on long 10-14 hr gnarly rides (With as little slab'in as possible :D ) my hands get tired.
    I put a master clutch cylinder from an '05 on mah bike, (Easier pull, butt longer throw) SS brake 'n clutch lines, and PSR levers.
    I've also learned ta use the rear brake mor, so that helps mah brake hand on them long rides.
    Sit on yer bike how you normally ride, and make sure the levers are in line with yer arms; you don't want them ta be rotated on the bars too far up or down, and that'll give yer hands the most leverage. :thumb

    Good luck shawty. :rofl

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  7. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Thanks Banjoboy! I hadn't even thought about the angle of them yet (even though I change them on my previous bikes). LOL...I appreciate the suggestions!

    Ride safe
  8. dmac57

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    :mrskbasa :ddog
  9. lapi

    lapi STRider..ADVWannaBe

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    34,000 and leaky seals. Love to hear how you got plastic guards up, cleaned the forks.

    I have the sealmate. Thanks
  10. WAH III

    WAH III Been here awhile

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    The rock guards do not need to be removed. Mine had leaked a drop or two on the garage floor a couple of different times and I was concerned as to how much oil I had lost. Measured the old oil when I poured it out and the leaking leg had about one half ounce less than the other leg. The Yamaha shop manager instructed me to put 22.3 ounces of 5w fork oil in each leg.
  11. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Glad you got it taken care of by yourself today! Well done!
  12. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    At 55K mine has never leaked and these have been hugging my forks since 13K - http://www.sealsavers.com/ with the rock guards removed.

    I also just did a Traxxion upgrade and that included new seals but they were just fine when I shipped them off.

    Kudos to sealsavers. :thumb
  13. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    What Size?
  14. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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  15. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    thanks RTC, the largest size they indicate are 1 3/4 (inches??) which would be 44.5mm.
  16. LKLD

    LKLD Been here awhile

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    Clocklaw, the 1 3/4 is listed as "1 3/4 inch (44 – 50mm fork tube)".
  17. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    lol....close enough then huh??? :evil
  18. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Installed my lowered passenger pegs today! Very simple and passenger already approves just from a seat test!
  19. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Where'd you get those, if you don't mind me asking? They look great!

    And does your passenger's foot interfere with yours?
  20. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Mr. Gone,

    Got them from motorcyclelarry.com in the clearance section for a reasonable price IMO. Tested both of us on the pegs and feet don't make contact as of now. We will see how it works out after a four day trip coming up!

    Super quick and simple shipping and install.